Here's a part of a much bigger pic I'm planning of several members of the ruling southern family. I'm planning on keeping the rendering fairly simple, just flats and some very basic details.
Another southern fella invented to keep me from going mad while painting coral. His name is Inicho and he's an ancestor of the others below, hence the slight difference in costume design as fashions change over time there just like everywhere else. Though the love of bright colours stuck around.
Did some doodles this evening of some of the fantasy characters I like to mull over when bored, in particular a culture dubbed the 'Southerners', I also found a couple I did over Christmas. I'll be scanning all of these in and colouring at some point because part of what's important to the Southern culture is colour (and because I really like how the first doodle turned out :P).
Here's Marrel, a real sweetie pie, also adopted grandfather of Alaya.
Diego, son of Jalie and Iolo and current king of the South. He's a bit humorless but is usually a good natured fellow and a stoic king.
Jalie, mother of Diego and former Queen, she became near legendary in the South not even a generation after her death.
Alaya, the granddaughter of a regular character of mine, Iolo, dunno much about her yet.
Next on my to-do list after real work is Iolo. Will have to find time for him.